Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Using the White Balance Settings

I think one of the least used, easy to get to features is the white balance in today's digital cameras.  Most of us probably leave the setting at AWB and that works.  Sometimes even in daylight we need to change modes to improve the overall image.  In the images below I choose the tungsten setting while shooting outdoors - granted in a tungsten lighting scenario.  The real issue is how the AWB handled the scene which was not adequate in my opinion - thus the change to a lower kelvin temperature - which you can see in the data charts below.  Tungsten also works well when shooting some night scenes in the city.

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A Quick Look at the 1972 Hasselblad 500C/M

Just a few snaps of the awesome and durable 500C/M.